// photos by Brittany Wright and Jocelyn Tolbert On April 24, the LBA Group held its executive women’s networking event, Wine, Women and Shoes (affectionately referred to as Wine, Women and a Shoe Cam) at Sweet Pete’s. Attendees were asked to bring shoes and purses to donate to the Hubbard House charity, and a giveaway of […]
On April 11, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens held its 20th annual ExZOOberation, raising funds for the care and feeding of our animals and plants, educational programs, and conservation initiatives. Drinks, dinner, a silent and live auction (in which attendees had the chance to bid on the rights to name the Zoo’s new baby gorilla, among […]
//photos by Nicole Piper The Sheriff’s Round-Up is an annual fundraiser for the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville (PAL) and a stompin’ good time. The event, held at Deerwood Country Club on March 28, featured live entertainment, Texas Hold’Em and Blackjack, auctions and more. The proceeds raised from this event go toward the education, athletic, leadership and mentoring programs PAL provides to […]
By Kyle Dodd Thousands of people will soon gather in downtown to share their ideas, inventions and innovations at this year’s One Spark festival.
By Amanda Dawson Fernando “Tito” Sosa is the owner and founder of Water Me Green, a company looking to help transform Jacksonville’s food deserts into areas bursting with fresh produce.
By Annie Carroll On first sight, Sam Zakaria looks like a heavy rocker who’s been forced to get a day job.
By Marina Lupinek She is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a CEO, an artist, an eco-designer, a writer, an illustrator, an animator, and she is going to be one of the speakers at One Spark 2015.
// photos by Courtnee James City Xtra Magazine held its Community Awards Show 2015 on April 4 at WJCT Studios. The event celebrates and acknowledges those doing work with and in the local LGBT Community. The black-tie affair featured a cocktail hour and awards presentation with Chevara Orrin and Richard A. Ceriello as hosts. A silent auction benefited the […]
By Ean Gomez One Spark, the world’s largest crowdfunding festival, is the not-so-secret trick Jacksonville has up its sleeve to help the city become another hub for up-and-coming startups.
By Morgan Gonzalez This year, One Spark is continuing the festivities throughout the night with One Spark After Dark. However, due to the success of last years after party, One Spark is extending the After Dark hours from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.